EY International Tax Accountant Senior Associate in Rochester, New York
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Title: International Tax Accountant Senior Associate
In today’s fast-changing world, our clients’ needs are increasingly complex, and the services we offer are evolving rapidly to meet them. Our internal Finance function is continually evolving as well. Our global Finance mission is to provide complete, accurate, consistent, timely and insightful financial and operational information/advice that helps build a better working world and achieve our strategic ambitions.
EY is seeking a tax professional in the internal tax department of EY. You will focus on accomplishing the international tax compliance and related tasks for the EY member and global firms as well as the international information reporting. You will execute the tax calendar to ensure that all tax and informational returns referenced above are completed by the established due date. In addition, you will conduct the independent preparation of some of the less complex returns as well as working within a larger team to prepare the more complex returns. Beyond tax work, you will also perform accounting activities such as preparing financial statements and support of audits.
Your key responsibilities
Responsible for preparing international tax returns, including 1120-F, 5471, 8833, 8858, 8865, and other miscellaneous tax returns in accordance with firm policies, procedures, and statutory requirements.
Performs foreign tax credit, branch tax, and section 163(j) calculations for inclusion in the appropriate tax returns and for use in tax planning.
Prepares financial statements for some of the smaller entities and entities with US branch operations.
Reviews Forms W-8 and assists with sourcing and withholding questions.
Performs tax research and prepares responses to inquiries from various tax jurisdictions and internal EY business leaders.
Works to prepare audit responses to minimize exposure by providing supporting documentation.
Research tax laws, statutes/regulations, etc. to achieve firm compliance.
Identifies processing, tax and/or accounting issues, and escalates accordingly.
Assist with special projects and tax audits, as requested.
Skills and attributes for success
This role requires critical thinking and accuracy for accurate filing of returns. You will identify and determine the taxation of different transactions undertaken by EY, member, and global firms. You will apply sound business judgement and healthy skepticism by analyzing financial and transactional data. This role focuses heavily on identifying issues that may create potential tax exposure and/or risk to the Firm, as well as identifying solutions to those problems.
To qualify for the role, you must have
Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred.
Approximately 3+ years of international tax compliance experience.
Knowledge of tax compliance and basic accounting principles.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to comprehend firm communications, announcements, other change management initiatives, etc. and correlate these changes to the core tax procedures and develop recommendations to incorporate these changes and/or impacts into the tax policies and/or procedures, as appropriate.
Positive attitude and approach and willingness to accept new challenges.
Ideally, you’ll also have
Advanced degree in Tax or Law highly desirable.
CPA or other relevant certification.
What we look for
Experienced tax professionals capable of making informed decisions involving complex issues, using sound judgment. We are looking for a detail oriented and organized team member. Professionals capable of research, planning, and compliance. Strong ability to communicate and build relationship is key.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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